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Majid Al Futtaim becomes official Partner of WorldGBC MENA Regional Network

Tue, 15th Nov 2016

Majid Al Futtaim, the major shopping mall, retail and leisure developer in the Middle East and North Africa, has become the first official Partner of WorldGBC’s MENA Regional Network.

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thought leadership

Green buildings take centre stage at the ‘Action’ COP22 in Marrakech

Fri, 11th Nov 2016

Yesterday, on November 10, the second Buildings Day at a UNFCCC COP (Conference of Parties) took place in Marrakech. As with the first Buildings Day at COP21 in Paris, last year, the day was a triumph for the green building movement...

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publication

Global Status Report 2016

Thu, 10th Nov 2016

The first Global Status Report tracks the progress made in the transition towards low-emission and resilient real estate made by the GABC and its members. 

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WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project takes step forward as Australia, Canada, Germany, India & US announce plans to recognise zero emissions buildings

Thu, 10th Nov 2016

The goal to ensure that every single building produces zero carbon emissions by 2050 takes another step forward.

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How WorldGBC & its Green Building Councils are demonstrating action against their COP21 commitments

Wed, 9th Nov 2016

At COP21 in Paris last December, WorldGBC, its network of Green Building Councils in over 70 countries around the world and their 27,000 member companies made a high level commitment to reduce emissions from buildings.

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thought leadership

Better thinking, better health in green-certified buildings

Mon, 31st Oct 2016

By 2050 nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. This means more buildings will be needed, and buildings already consume 40% of global energy. Clearly, the future of buildings and the future of sustainability go hand in hand.

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thought leadership

The New Urban Agenda and the green building movement

Wed, 26th Oct 2016

As I made my journey home from Habitat 3, leaving behind the beautiful city of Quito in Ecuador, I reflected on what exactly the New Urban Agenda means to our Green Building Council movement

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Green offices that keep staff healthy and happy are improving productivity & boosting businesses’ bottom line, finds report

Tue, 25th Oct 2016

Employers, building owners, designers and developers throughout the world are showing that it pays to invest in greener offices that keep their occupants healthy and happy, a report from the World Green Building Council reveals.

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publication

Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices

Tue, 25th Oct 2016

Employers, building owners, designers, developers, and investors throughout the world are learning that office design affects the health and wellbeing of occupants in many ways...

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Rick Fedrizzi, City of Vancouver & Saint-Gobain CEO honoured in WorldGBC Awards

Tue, 18th Oct 2016

The World Green Building Council has announced the winners of its prestigious Chairman’s Award and the David Gottfried Award at a ceremony held in the Golden Hall of Stockholm City Hall, the venue of the annual Nobel Prize banquet.

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thought leadership

When is a building 'circular'?

Thu, 6th Oct 2016

If you thought this was a good example of a 'circular' building, you've got a lot of catching up to do, and now is the perfect time to start…

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Workers in certified green buildings record higher cognitive functions scores, finds study

Wed, 5th Oct 2016

Employees who work in certified green buildings have been found to have higher cognitive function scores, fewer sick building symptoms and higher sleep quality scores than those working in non-certified buildings, according to a new report from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Chairperson of GBC Indonesia Honoured

Fri, 24th May 2013

GBC Indonesia’s Chairperson, Naning Adiwoso, has been acknowledged by Forbes Indonesia in its April 2013 edition, as one of Ten Inspiring Women for 2013.

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news

Latest GBC Brasil News

Mon, 20th May 2013

The Arquiteta Cristina Hana Shoji and Engenheira Lourdes Cristina D. Printes represented Brazil in Bogota event CCCS Consejo Colombiano de Construcción Sostenible SBCI and UNEP-United Nations Environment Programme for Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative in Bogota, Colombia...

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Croatia Green Building Council has New Leadership

Fri, 17th May 2013

At the annual General Assembly members of Croatia Green Building Council elected a new president and eight members of the Board.

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news

Construmat - Building Solutions World Congress

Fri, 17th May 2013

The world’s top 65 experiences in building solutions will be showcased at the Building Solutions World Congress to reveal the keys to success for the sector.

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Arab-African Forum on Green Building, 17-19 Dec

Thu, 9th May 2013

Egypt Green Building Council, (Egypt-GBC) and Regional office for Arab States of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, invite you to attend the Arab-African Forum for Green Building,[AAFGB], which will be held in Cairo, Egypt, 17-19th December, 2013.
 

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Kuwait Green Building Forum on 30- 31, Oct, 2013.

Thu, 9th May 2013

Kuwait Green Building Forum aims to educate, inform, network and unite forces for spreading the green building movement. It will provide developers, architects, building consultants, engineers, contractors, facility managers and decision makers with a platform to explore latest trends in green buildings and to showcase green building products, equipment, services and technologies.

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news

A Message From The Africa Regional Network Chair 2

Wed, 1st May 2013

In the last quarter we have received tentative enquiries from two new countries - Benin and Tanzania, so interest continues to spread.

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news

Coast Expo and the Green Coast Award

Wed, 1st May 2013

Coast Expo, the most qualified event in Italy dedicated to coastal zone management and protection takes place from 18th to 20th September 2013 at Ferrara Fiere Congressi, in parallel with RemTech Expo 2013, the most specialized expo dedicated to remediation technologies and territory requalification.

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News from the Green Building Council of Mauritius

Wed, 1st May 2013

The Government of Mauritius is currently working on the design of a Green School. GBCM is assisting in the design phase with valuable input on sustainable building practice. The retrofit of the existing governmental school aims to be Mauritius first green school.

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news

The Countdown Has Begun!

Wed, 1st May 2013

As of today the clock is ticking on what might just be the greatest challenge the European built environment community has ever undertaken. There is now exactly one year for EU governments to establish long-term national renovation strategies, which somehow have to result in reducing energy use across the entire existing building stock by a massive 80% by 2050 against 2010 levels.

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Emirates GBC Updates

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

Emirates Green Building Council will host its 2nd Annual EGBC Congress on 11-12 December 2013 in Dubai, UAE. The theme of the EGBC Congress will be “Building a Green Future”.    

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Singapore Green Building Council Updates April 2013

Sun, 28th Apr 2013

A new Board has been elected for 2013-2015 at Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), with Mr. Ng Eng Kiong as new President. He is taking over from Mr. Tai Lee Siang, who will serve as the Immediate Past President for the coming two years.

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Media

press

New Renovation tool will help cities tackle climate, economic and health crises

Thu, 14th Oct 2021

The BUILD UPON2 framework helps local governments measure the full benefits of building retrofit, including environmental, social and economic impacts such as carbon savings, energy poverty alleviation and job creation.

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blog

BUILD UPON2 City Series part 2: Budaörs

Wed, 14th Apr 2021

WorldGBC finds out how the city of Budaörs is preparing to use the BUILD UPON2 framework to monitor renovation.

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news

WorldGBC’s response on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive review

Tue, 23rd Mar 2021

WorldGBC has submitted a position paper on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

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news

WorldGBC’s recommendations on the Energy Efficiency Directive review

Tue, 23rd Feb 2021

WorldGBC has submitted a position paper on the review of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).

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